|2-25-20 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Start the Budget Season Off with a Bang — Thanks to NJ Spotlight and NJTV
Live coverage and commentary: Gov. Murphy’s 2021 budget address starting Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2:00 p.m.
NJ Spotlight--Bill Would Ensure Mental Health Providers Are Trained in Suicide Prevention
Legislation comes as suicides among teens and twenty-somethings spike
New Jersey would be the 10th state to require basic suicide prevention training for a wide range of mental health workers under a proposal advancing in Trenton to combat what is now the second-leading cause of death among young residents.
The state Assembly voted unanimously on Monday in favor of the bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly members BettyLou DeCroce (R-Morris), Daniel Benson (D-Mercer), Kevin Rooney (R-Passaic) and a half-dozen colleagues. However, there is no current Senate version of the bill, which dates back to 2018 but did not gain traction in the past.
Star Ledger--N.J.'s STEM teachers can now earn extra money moonlighting at private schools
State education officials and individual school districts are promoting a new grant program that will pay public school teachers to moonlight teaching STEM classes in private schools.
Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Feb 24, 2020; Posted Feb 24, 2020
Star Ledger--A big pension payment, more money for schools. What to expect from Murphy’s 3rd budget.
Gov. Phil Murphy, so far unsuccessful but undeterred in his persistent campaign to raise taxes on New Jersey’s well-to-do, will unveil his third state budget Tuesday, with renewed hope to make good on his progressive vision.
Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Feb 24, 2020; Posted Feb 24, 2020
NY Times--New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations
The lawsuit says that Google, the top tech brand in public schools, used its educational products to spy on students.
New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google on Thursday, saying the tech giant used its educational products to spy on the state’s children and families.
Google collected a trove of students’ personal information, including data on their physical locations, websites they visited, YouTube videos they watched and their voice recordings, Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said in a federal lawsuit.
Education Week--The Nation's Top Teachers on Self-Care, Student Voice, and What They Would Say to Trump
Over the past few years, teachers have spoken out about low pay, crumbling classrooms, and an increasing amount of responsibility. Even so, the four finalists for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year award are optimistic about the future of the profession.
Teachers are sharing their stories and their students' stories more than ever, and it's time for policymakers to listen, the finalists told Education Week today in a roundtable discussion at the office of the Council of Chief State School Officers. (CCSSO administers the National Teacher of the Year program and selection process.)
Madeline Will on February 24, 2020 2:12 PM